He is called the son of a whore. At six he enters an orphanage. His stepfather shoots at him. Aged 13, he ends up in the clutches of a paedophile. Alcohol and drug addiction are constant companions. One night he is held hostage and stabbed with a knife. His shortcomings are plenty, but as he goes along, he presses on. A true story about loss and triumph, based on journalist Herman Lategan’s memoirs.